This book asks (and answers) an important question: How do we encourage and empower activists and scholars to work for environmental sustainability? Lothes Biviano combines empirically-based focus group data with interdisciplinary research and theological interpretation to offer a unique analysis of what encourages and what discourages sustainable decision making, including the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional conflicts inherent in confronting climate change. A must-read for anyone searching for the spark that drives spiritual Americans to feel the environmental crisis as a sacred loss, and who are re-imagining their faith and life through environmental advocacy.
Erin Lothes Biviano is assistant professor of Theology at the College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ, and an Earth Institute Fellow at Columbia University. She is the author of The Paradox of Christian Sacrifice: The Loss of Self, the Gift ofSelf (2007).
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